Jacob McSweeny is assistant news director and a multimedia journalist with the Whanganui Chronicle
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Trust fundraiser confident they can find funds for extra Sarjeant costs
Williams was confident the trust would help, but ratepayers were likely to pay more
Finance expert says to stay the course with KiwiSaver, don't panic
Tom Hartmann described the drops in KiwiSaver as theoretical, 'paper losses'.
Call for better regional connections with buses, trains
Regional connectivity was more in demand than urban services in submissions to Horizons.
'This is exciting for us': Dental grants of up to $1000 a year
"No one wants to go and spend money with a dentist and ... to be in the dental chair."
DHB plans to put chemo and transfusion unit inside hospital
The acting DHB boss warned the search for chemotherapy site may have to start again
Hospital's mental health unit moved to Wicksteed St
Patients and staff were moved to the Te Rito site on Wicksteed St about two weeks ago.
Calls to bring Wellington commuter train to Whanganui
Rail was very popular among submitters to Horizons public transport plans.
'I thought it was the booster shot': South Taranaki fisher finds tag in snapper
Mr Chilt thought something was fishy about the metal tag until he contacted NIWA.
Whanganui shipping company to get new boat as Government backs 'blue highway'
The new ship would have much more capacity than the Anatoki, bringing in about 2000 tonne
Number of out-of-town property owners voting in Whanganui low and declining
"A lot of people actually just don't care or perhaps don't realise."
'Anzac veteran' supporting anti-mandate protesters never served
Vernon Ballance of Whanganui donned a replica uniform.
'You're older now and people don't want an older worker'
Whanganui residents talk about the challenges of approaching retirement age.
'Every week's a crisis': Eat or pay bills as cost of living cripples family budgets
"Food is one where it's making a terrible impact ... That's a basic."
Medlab working on improving its culture around hazards after WorkSafe investigation
WorkSafe said risk management principles were not being "effectively applied" at Medlab.
Freeride world ski champ Jess Hotter on fear and getting back up after a big crash
"It still doesn't feel real. I don't really know how to describe it."
Outpouring of elation greets Covid-19 restrictions move
"It's good timing. Not just for us, I think the country's been waiting for this."
Inflation: 'How do you know what the bottom line is when it's all gone up?'
Kitchen builder John Fearn said his business was close to being booked out a year ahead.
RSA president worried new Anzac Day service will confuse veterans
RSA president Rod Hart is concerned people may mistake the new event for the usual one.
Eastown Timber fire likely caused by electrical fault
The fire was "one of those things that just happened", Eastown Timber's manager says.
First home buyers 'getting some really good deals'
For first home buyers who have the funding, now is a good time to buy in Whanganui.
'We're absolutely thrilled for him': Former NZ Opera School student wins Grammy
"He's one of the finest Wagnerian tenors in the world."
Councils consider Covid-19 rule changes for access to facilities
Horizons has chosen to "park" its vaccine pass requirements from Monday, March 28
Fire crew remains overnight after wood factory fire
Eastown Timber owner says he will start talking to insurers before they start rebuilding.
Six Whanganui Prison inmates isolating as close contacts to Covid case
The six prisoners arrived at Whanganui Prison on Wednesday.
No gong for Whanganui in this year's beautiful awards
Whanganui demonstrated "sustainable and environmentally conscious action".
Budget adviser says buy-now, pay-later products being used for meat
There was also a beneficiary struggling to pay off 10 different buy-now, pay-later plans.
Five tips to save for your home deposit in small-town NZ
Lifting KiwiSaver payments, stricter budgeting and finding cheaper rent are some ideas.
How home buyers are being hit hard by lending changes
Mortgage adviser: 'They won't believe somebody could change when they get a house'.
Elderly woman frustrated by no-shows from in-home carers
Aged Concern Whanganui: No-shows of in-home carers are increasing
'Downright disgusting': Post-Christmas rubbish pile up prompts council rethink
"It's just not a good look for anybody travelling through that area."
'It certainly woke me up': South Taranaki earthquake felt widely
"We certainly felt it. It certainly woke me up."
Free pass: Whanganui River Markets will open to all
Outdoor markets are now considered retail spaces, so vaccine passes are not needed.
Whanganui aged care worker calls for safe staffing
The worker hopes a petition to the Government will lead to enforced staff levels.
On yer bike: An in-depth look at cycling in Whanganui
'You don't need to be in the latest gear and you don't need to be good.'
Lenders scrutinising mortgage hopefuls closely, adviser warns
First home buyers seeking a mortgage must cut their spending, a Whanganui adviser says.
Sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson dies in hospital, aged 74
Stewart Murray Wilson, known as the Beast of Blenheim, has died in hospital.
How much more a week could your mortgage be following the OCR increase?
'Tightening of purse strings' is likely after the OCR rise, a local mortgage adviser says.
How August lockdown put house settlements in jeopardy
One person got stuck obliged to buy house in Australia but couldn't finish sale here
The 90% Project: Leading Whanganui residents on why they got the jab
Whanganui leaders back to The 90% Project and talk of their own vaccine experience.
'Nerve-racking': Running an eatery amid alert level changes
Whanganui restaurants are coping with Covid restrictions but owners fear more.
Local memories of 9/11 terror attack flood back 20 years on
'I will never, ever, in a million years forget that moment'. Locals share their memories.
Expanding funeral attendances in Whanganui a big relief for families
"It's been tough times for families, gosh it's been hard" - Whanganui funeral director
Ministry reveals how many Covid-19 close contacts in Whanganui region
After going to Bayleys Auckland conference, Whanganui staff in self-isolation.
'We're old hands': Whanganui housing market holding up in lockdown
'Everybody's developed ways to be able to keep the industry moving during these periods.'
Baking and outdoor exercise the go-to lockdown activities in Whanganui
Keeping the kids busy with baking and exercise in a Whanganui lockdown.
All aboard the 'Death Ship' at Waiouru army museum for pandemic experience
'Ships played a key role in the global spread of the deadly virus'
Whanganui photograph: Do you know the mystery couple?
Wedding photograph was part of "box lot" bought in auction.
Whanganui freight office wants their drivers to feel special
Whanganui freight office celebrates drivers as part of nationwide initiative.
High school putting on show reflecting 1920s life in Berlin
High school putting on show reflecting 1920s' Berlin artistic community.
Machine installed after Rutherford school's neighbour dies of cardiac arrest
Defibrillator installed after Rutherford school's neighbour dies of cardiac arrest
Second hand shop's long time manager to retire with replacement yet to be found
Cheep Shop to close this weekend as long time manager not replaced.
Standoff between builders and council over new consent rules
Stratford builders say guidelines suddenly being implemented by council delaying projects.
Investors drop out of Whanganui housing market, first-home buyers fill void
"Three months ago it was carnage."
Jacob McSweeny: Two road rage incidents with vastly different outcomes
Opinion: When the middle finger fails to deliver your road rage message.
Best of 2019: School says there will be leniency over uniform change
Whanganui school parents told leniency will be shown in uniform change.